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A helping hand of the Nation

26 May 2014, 14:12

Nelson Mandela Bridge has become a place for most of Homeless people. I was so touched to see youngsters living on streets in Johannesburg. I had met a 13 year old boy by the name of Malibongwe, whom I managed to have a chat with. Malibongwe said he decided to live on the streets because his family does not like him. Malibongwe dropped out of school while he was doing Grade 6 and went to Johannesburg for a living, it happened that he got hooked up with other youngsters who all also have same problems like his and started doing things that a child of his age will not do, things like taking drugs and smoking glue.“It is not nice at all living in streets, we are many were we live under the Mandela Bridge, I have been living here for 3 years now and sometimes we expected to share food just not to sleep on an empty stomach but elders bully us sometimes demanding us to give them the food that we have for a day” said Malibongwe.

Staying in streets is not good at all for a child upbringing in the community that is why after hearing such a sad story from Malibongwe I was so touched and my heart instructed my hand to write about it in trying to get help for this youngsters who live under bad living conditions that one may not like to live under.Judging from the conversation I had with Malibongwe and some of his friends, they are willing to go back to their families and better their lives but they cannot do it by themselves they need people who can help them make that possible. I am willing to help this youngsters to fix their lives and live their normal lives again, spending time with their families and live under good living conditions.

I’m inviting anyone who is willing to help these souls to come forward and let us work together in restoring the youngster’s lives and ensure that South Africa becomes a better place for all. Anyone who has anything to help and save this souls can kindly come forward so that we can plan ahead on what can be done to save this souls before it is too late.

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